The Disney Vault -The Kimba/ Lion King controversyAlrighty, lets get down to business *rolls up sleeves*.
This is a really big topic people are extremely passionate about. For those who don't know, when the Lion King was released it was the highest grossing animated picture at the time. Alas, everyone knows that the brighter the picture the darker the negative and with great success there was great backlash (as well as a billion of horrid Lion King OCs). The backlash concerned a old franchise named 'Kimba the White Lion', and the fans of said series claimed that 'The Lion King' was a rip off of Osamu Tezuka's 'Kimba the White Lion'.
Osamu Tezuka is considered the 'God of Manga' and one of the pioneers of the anime style. So he obviously has a huge fanbase and a formidable army against Lion King's massive fanbase. There was a lot of blood shed, a lot of finger pointing and name calling...It was absolutely beautiful.
Now I am not a rabid fan of 'The Lion King'. I do love the movie don't get me wrong, but if theres something wrong in the
You Are BeautifulHey there friend,More Like This
I have something I need to tell you -
You are beautiful.
Whether you are a cute little pixie
Or a voluptuous goddess;
Whether your body is a rolling landscape
Or a smooth, flat tropical beach.
This is something I really must stress -
You are beautiful.
Whether your hair is blonde
Or brown or black
Or red or green,
Long or short
Or tied up at the back
Or not there at all -
You are beautiful.
Whether you wear short skirts
Or button-up shirts,
Or torn up jeans
And band t-shirts;
Whether you dress all in pink
Or blue or black
Or every colour
To the sky and back -
You are beautiful.
Whether you don your make-up
Like war paint,
Or you wear none at all -
You are beautiful.
Whether your body is an art gallery
Of scars and stretch marks,
Or as smooth as honey;
Whether you hang out in parks
Or libraries or malls or bars -
You are beautiful.
Whether you stride around
As the magnificent force you are,
Or you ride a wheelchair
Like royalty in a carriage -
You are beautiful.
Boldly Facing The FutureMore Like This
Artist Credit DanielaUhlig
Many of you have been in this community for a long time, but whether you’ve just joined or you’ve been a member since day one, this is your first impression of the new DeviantArt.
Change is not something that we take lightly, because it affects our collective identity. It was important for us to define who we are and what we’re made of at our core before we changed anything. We all have our own understanding of what that means, but the process of getting that core story down on paper took almost a year.
The result is “Bleed and Breed Art.” This is our center of gravity and our reason for getting out of bed i
The Road that Leads to YouThe Road that Leads to YouMore Like This
It was midnight. I was still crying. Somewhere, someone once said that tears were love in liquid form. And if that's the case, I just want to cry all the love out of me. The day I saw you, I was immediately love struck. I had fallen head over heels for you. I don't know why I actually believed I had a chance. You always treated me so well, you never pushed me aside. But then you never did those things to anyone. Did I misunderstand where you were coming from? Or was it all a big tease for your own pleasure?
No, it can't be. Even now I strongly believe you don't have an ounce of cruelty in you. But I'm frustrated. Why won't my feelings reach you?
Every time you're near my heart is racing like crazy, I stutter and say stupid things. I get so nervous that I can't breathe. And when I see you with another girl, my chest hurts. I want to be closer to you. To know you even more, to see the side of you that no one else sees. I may not be the prettiest
I Love You Brother Ch. 1Chapter One: A New BrotherMore Like This
What was my life as before? I'm not too sure nowadays; everything seems like some kind of blur when it comes to my childhood. Though my real memories started when I met Dr. Crisis; a very famous cardiologist and my future foster father. My entire life, I only knew the grey walls of my room. The small bed ,that was like my own home, was all I had. Then one day, I had gotten really sick and ended up in the hospital. There, I met Dr. Crisis, he was really nice to me and would buy me snacks from the vending machine in the lobby. At first, I wasn't sure of the man's intentions but, hey, I was getting free Snicker bars and bags of hot Cheetos daily.
After a week, I was withdrewn from the hospital but I felt a bit bad since I was no longer going to see the doctor. After returning to my bed in the orphanage, I felt a unbearable sadness come over me. I missed doctor, I missed him a lot until I heard a familiar voice echo down the hallway. Doctor had come to adopt me.
I Love You Brother Ch. 2Chapter Two: A Secret, Unrequited LoveMore Like This
"Hey brother do you think you could help me with this stupid tie?" Silver whined showing me his tie. I smile and remove the knotted tie from his neck and fix it properly. "Thanks brother! You're so good with those." Silver kissed my cheek as for thanks and went to back his backpack. At this point, I was use to Silver's kisses and embraces so I didn't blush as much as I use to.
"Alright Silver, hurry up. We don't wanna be late." I call to him and head out the door. Dr. Crisis had left early in the morning and Mrs. Crisis had taken an early shift too so me and Silver didn't wanna bother the house chef, Romano, and just made two bowls of cereal. After that, I took hold of Silver's hand and walked to school.
I, myself, had turned 17 a month ago as Silver was 15 and giddy about coming into high school with me. I remember when he was still in middle school, he would always cry out that hewanted to go to high school with me. Even after years of growing,
The Treasure ChestWhen people thought of Mary, the only daughter in the household owned by the family of gold, they thought of a kind, sweet, girl of the age of nine. She had one younger brother and three older brothers.More Like This
They thought of a young girl who could play various instruments like the harp or the piano. The violin, flute, and trumpet. They thought of a girl who would smile sweetly at a stranger on the streets of the town outside, where the people were equally kind. She was thought of as the type of girl who would carry around a rabbit, and it wouldn't die of loneliness, because she would always be by its side.
There was a cruel reality to this young girl, however. One that was hidden away. She had repressed feelings, and although acted kindly, had some large amount of anger or fear or something locked away in a treasure chest within her heart. Two weeks before her eldest brother's twentieth birthday, she started refusing to eat. Soon, all the brothers had left, going on about their own hobbies.
BrokenYour eyes, finding mine across the room.More Like This
Your name, the sweetest word my mouth could taste.
Is it so much as to ask why?
The smallest moments we shared I remember clearly, but do you?
The subtle hints, the slightest actions toward me, are they the truth?
Or do you feel a cold nothingness toward me like I suspected you would?
It hurts, not knowing anything.
Whether we were meant to be.
Or if everything's tricking me.
Like glass, I'm broken, like the last autumn leaf, I'm alone.
How long will it take you to notice how I feel?
How long will it take you to notice the most sincere secret I have to tell?
I cannot tell you anything, however.
In the face of rejection, I'm weak. My pride filled self is washed away, revealing only the most feared part.
Hope is the last resort.
Hoping you would come along and realize we were meant to be.
Hoping you loved me all along.
Just answer me this:
GoneThe night sky loomed above, overcast with the recent showers. Fog gathered in clusters, suffocating the base of the mountains of the surrounding valley. Thousands of luminous lights dotted the charcoal sky, as if leading a wanderer to the goal of their expedition.More Like This
In the center of it all, the world falls away, worries are forgotten, simple anxiety is melted away. Memories tasting of nectar fill the mind, drawing a smile from dissatisfied lips.
Stretch out against the flourishing hills, let the pasture pillow a descent as a breeze carrying the scent of lilies makes its way into the secluded area.
Watch the remaining light of the sun seep into darkness, disappearing into the horizon until all's left is a brilliant reminiscence. The diminutive lanterns that had been fixated on the night sky becoming much more apparent.
Wait, and one will see.
The past is long gone, the future yet to bring surprises.
Live in the present.
Or the chance will be gone.
Just as a shooting star that very night w
Look Up To The SkyHi Folks,More Like This
we are still in shock of what happend at Paris.
Especially here around where I live.
Northrhine-Westphalia is very close to France and Belgium, and even here around we have raids against terrorists.
But we do not give in, we try to live our normal lifes without fear of terrorists acts.
We still mourn the lives of the victims of Paris, but we do carry on.
Not giving in to fear, we are not hidding.
When we would do, this brainwashed religious zealots would be the winners.
No, sir, no.
We do not give in.
Therefore a look to the sky.
We Are OneDeath,More Like This
Bodies in the street,
Blood on hands,
Mourning a black day,
Guilt of survivors,
We hold hands,
We mourn together,
We all remember,
It's not our faith,
It's our humanity,
It's not our differences,
It's just us,
We as a human race,
We alone can keep together,
So long as we always remember,
We are all a part of each other.
About France's attackOkay guys,More Like This
just to let you know.
I'm totally good and fine, i'm SO SO SOOOO far away from the attack.
I don't live in Paris, not at all, so don't be worried~
I swear, i'm safe, and it will be okay in my city (Toulouse), well i hope.
I'm pretty shocked for those people and this sad event...
Good luck to them all and
you all french Paris's friends! Stay safe!
Thanks again to the open doors! ♥
In Praise Of... Vol. II06/11/2015More Like This
About In Praise Of
Welcome to a brand-new, and I hope, continuing series where on a daily basis I feature 25 deviations ranging from literature, photography, traditional art, digital art, artisan crafts, and special features, where I showcase DailyDeviations or @LitRecognitiondeviations.
Please don't be afraid to check out the featured works and if I've featured you, do not be alarmed. I purely mean to showcase your work because I liked it and wish for more people to see it.
On behalf of the owner's whose work I feature please be respectful and do not steal or copy their original work. If you believe a work is stolen, please report to the necessary authorit
Update regarding my cat NuggetEDIT: Alright so finally after nearly a week of waiting, the Vet gets back to me about Nugget. First the good news - his leg doesn't actually have to be amputated at this stage! God they didnt have to make me worry so badly x_x but it's because their top surgeon wasn't there to assess the xrays (only their nurses)More Like This
So, what does this mean? Well he's going into the Vet on monday for that first step, which is only around $260. Which I can afford, no thanks to Patreon and some generous friends ^^
But I am still accepting some fullbody commissions (nothing more than that, at this stage) to help recover some of the money, and continue to fund Nugget's vet visits, which he has to have every 5 days for meds.
So if anybody can or wants to donate or help, it would be greatly appreciated. I really, really didn't want to have to do more commissions (especially since I already have several to do...)
but if you'd rather buy a commission off me, I'm only going to accept $25-$30 USD full
About Steven Universe And Tumblr.Hello, everyone. It's been a while since the last time I posted a Journal... sort of. Anyways, what you are about to read in this Journal is a recent controversy surrounding Tumblr, Steven Universe, and DeviantArt (to be more precise, a user by the name zamii070.).More Like This
So, what do we know about this? Apparently, some dumbfuck SJWs from Tumblr, who are seemingly fanboys of this show called Steven Universe (although I highly doubt that they are actual fans and I will explain why, later in this Journal), found this artist's DeviantArt page. Zamii makes fan art of Steven Universe and its characters. Zamii made this one character who was originally a little large, and depicted her as normal-sized, or something like that. That difference was what triggered the living shit out of those freaks from Tumblr - to the point of making her attempt suicide, last week. To this day, she is still recovering.
They sent her nasty replies, made over 40 Tumblr blogs, and said all sorts of things. Hel
Do you guys mind......If I take just one week off commissions to do a little something for myself? (besides comic pages?)More Like This
I've been getting into a rut with the whole drawing business lately. Having nearly done 50 commissions this year, it's been getting harder to find motivation to push on for the last half of this month. I'm really feeling unmotivated and unhappy with my art these past 2 weeks and I'm just dying to do just one little picture for myself, but I haven't been able to because I'm always worried my commissioners wouldn't like that
Then again some commissioners take months, FAR longer than I ever do so I guess I shouldn't be too hard on myself... and now that I've severely cut down my workload for November (on Patreon), I think I'll be safe to work and take my time now.
All I want to do is just one Ace drawing, just one >_< one decent one. Not counting comic pages because those are rushed and dont have much effort. I havent done a proper Ace artwork in bloody ages. I have many ot
Was reading some comments (Rant Warning)Don't read if ya don't like rants o3o.More Like This
Yes you can post this journal on your DA's xD
(Just reposting this only because I keep seeing a lot of artists popping up with journals about people complaining about their prices, so I just wanted to bring this up again as a 'friendly reminder' to the complainers).
Was reading comments on peoples adopts and commission info stuff.
(Felt so bad for the artists, got angry for them actually, and Ta-da! A rant has formed)
For the ones who complain about prices, just so you know, artists undersell themselves on DA.
Keep in mind that even $400 for a piece of work is considered ridiculously cheap for an artist, especially on the outside world.
So really you have no right to complain most of the time o-o, with stuff only going for $10 - $300 ninety percent of the time on DA. Even if it's more than $300, still no right to complain over it, the artist is trying to make a living.
If you don't like it then don
Secret Santa Scarf Swap 2! Closed!Closed! It's 4 days till the deadline, and one of my participants needed to know her swap partner right away due to upcoming surgery, so I closed a little early. If anyone really really wants to join in though, Message me, and I'll work something out! I know I'm not the only one that wouldn't mind doing 2 scarves ^_^More Like This
Since it did so well last year, and several people asked me to do it again this year. Here we go again! Psi's super awesome Secret Santa Scarf Swap! I am excited about hosting this again, and hope everyone has fun with this!
1. This Secret Santa is for scarves, cowls, infinity scarves, any such thing that goes around the neck to keep it warm.
2. It is preferable that scarves be made by you if you can. But if you are crafty challenged please feel free to join in with a store scarf too.
3. As such I don't want to add a "must spend this much" rule, as this is a great chance for stash reduction! So the rule is something you would give a family member.
For All TLK Fans...I have never seen such a raw look at what it was like during the making of The Lion King! I had never seen this video before, and I can almost guarantee you haven't either! It was CBS special on the film just before its release in theaters in 1994 (although it stupidly gives away the spoiler of Mufasa's death for some reason!) They got secret looks into the animation department during the final 80 days of editing, and it is fascinating! It's only 14 minutes long, but quite in depth. Some of the info they tell; has been told a million times on other 'behind the scenes' featurettes, but there are moments in this video that I surely had never seen!More Like This
Take a look if you're interested
Nerdy ParentingInstead of birthdays, kids should level up!More Like This
Throughout the year, to encourage kids to have responsibility, to help out around the home, and such, set up a system for your child to learn Experience Points. Doing a chore around the house, making a good choice, doing well in school, whatever it may be. With each experience, reward them these EXP. and have a large set of rewards for them to choose from for their leveling up day (birthday). As the child gets older, you can weigh the EXP against their age, meaning small chores like taking out the trash might be worth a lot of EXP to a 2-3 year old, but less to a 10 year old. Challenge your kids! It will make them grow and turn out awesome.
Also use rating system to mark their mastery of skills. Such as cooking. Have them be able to unlock that as an option once you are confident they are old enough to handle it, starting out with simple things like sandwiches, and working up to "high level" food. As they acclimate to doing these thing
Hell to Pay...If you're a freelancer, there will come a day, that you get shafted by the client for the money. (and it *will* happen *cough* Dabel Brothers *cough*) so this article from the clientsfromhell website has a few worthwhile pointers to keep in mind.More Like This
Create a contract. Contracts should exist for every project and every client you work with. It should include a description of work, payment information, and the explicit (as possible) obligations of both client and freelancers. Make sure it's signed by both parties and that everyone's contact information is accurate.
Do down-payments. I don't know a single professional freelancers who doesn't insist on down-payments. Most suggest 25-50% of the final project cost, with the remainder paid out on delivery or as progress is made. Not only does this help with the feast-and-famine style of payment that comes with freelancing, it shows the client intends to pay (at least a portion of) the freelancer's